FA Vase decision setback
CARLSBERG South West Peninsula League officials have expressed their disappointment following the FA's decision to refuse several teams entry to next season's FA Carlsberg Vase.
The "vast majority" of clubs, league secretary Phil Hiscox explained, have been refused entry due to not having toilet facilities in home and away dressing rooms, and the referee's room.
He said: ""We are very disappointed to hear this news and have made our feelings known to the FA."
The league received a letter from the FA on Monday, informing them of which clubs have been accepted and those who haven't.
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Newly-crowned premier division champions Bodmin Town have been accepted, along with Saltash United, St Austell, St Blazey, Tavistock, Wadebridge Town, Bovey Tracey, Crediton United, Cullompton Rangers, Exmouth Town and Plymouth Parkway.
But following the jubilation of their promotion from division one west under Glynn Hooper, Newquay's application to play in next season's FA Vase was refused.
Torpoint Athletic, who reached the quarter-finals of the national competition last year, have also been rejected.
Camelford, Dartmouth, Falmouth Town, Ivybridge Town, Launceston, Liskeard Athletic, Newton Abbot Spurs, Penzance, Porthleven and Witheridge have also had their applications refused. However, Porthleven could yet earn a reprieve following an error in their initial application.